The Seahawks lost to the Saints Monday night, falling 13-10, and for the second straight season they may have lost safety Marquise Blair to a knee injury.
Pete Carroll didn't have all the details yet on Blair's injury, which occurred in the fourth quarter on a play that saw him draw an offensive pass interference call, but the Seahawks coach did call the news significant.
"He hurt his patella and there's something we've got to do there," Carroll said. "I'm not sure exactly what it is, but it's a significant injury."
Last season, Blair won the nickel cornerback job following an outstanding training camp, but tore his ACL, and while it's too soon to know the exact severity of the injury, Carroll calling it significant isn't encouraging for Blair or Seattle's defense.
The only other injury Carroll reported after the game was that right tackle Brandon Shell, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, aggravated the injury late in the game.
As for players who were held out due to injury, Carroll said defensive end Darrell Taylor, who left last week's game with a neck injury, "didn't have a setback, he just didn't turn the corner. It was such a positive return with all the good news that he wasn't hurt seriously, but his neck still was sore, and it just didn't go away. He had a real stiff neck that he couldn't shake yet. He was really frustrated by it because he felt pretty darn good. He just didn't have his mobility and couldn't play."
Carroll said that left guard Damien Lewis, who injured his shoulder last week, "did not work out pregame, he wasn't ready to do that."
There is still no definitive timeline on Russell Wilson, Carroll said, but if anyone is going to make a quick return from finger surgery, Carroll said Wilson is the person to do it.
"I just know whatever he's going to do, its better than anybody could ever do it, and he'll get that done," Carroll said.